Changes to Security Procedures

Restrictions on carrying liquids over 100ml in hand luggage are being reintroduced at HIAL airports

The Department for Transport has reintroduced the restriction on carrying liquids over 100ml in hand baggage at UK airports.  The decision was taken to allow changes to be made to the X ray screening equipment.

HIAL introduced the changes to security procedures on 1 June with X-ray equipment upgraded to allow passengers to carry liquids in containers of up to 2 litres.   However, from 00.01 on Sunday 9 June 2024, passengers at our airports are restricted to carrying liquids in containers of 100ml or less in their hand baggage. All other aspects of the new regulations which came into effect on 1 June remain in place including the ability to leave large electronic devices in hand baggage for screening.

Vivienne Drever, Corporate Security Manager for HIAL said, “HIAL had invested to upgrade its X-ray equipment to meet the deadline of 1 June. Following the announcement made by the Department for Transport we have taken action to comply with their requirements.

“Liquids in hand baggage must be in containers of 100ml or less, in a plastic bag measuring 20cm x 20cm and placed in trays for screening as previously. Further information is available on our airport websites.

“We will keep passengers updated when restrictions are lifted.”


Published: 10th June 2024